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Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far

Programme: Leeds, Dublin, London, Uxbridge, Birmingham

  • 6:00pm

    Registration, networking and refreshments

    Registration is open from 6:00pm, and delegates are encouraged to arrive promptly to take advantage of refreshments and networking with other delegates. Please collect your badge from the registration desk where someone will direct you to the refreshment area.

    There is 30 minutes networking time before all Leading Edge evening masterclasses, between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. During this time you are encouraged to speak with your fellow delegates if you wish.

  • 6:30pm

    Main presentation

    Events always include an opportunity for interacting with other members, for example carrying out activities in small groups or taking part in a quiz, however some are more interactive than others.

    Our special guest speakers for this masterclass series are James Walton, Tim Billson and Chris Kirkland, all from IGD.

    IGD Tim Billson (speaking at Manchester, Dublin and Birmingham)
    Senior Retail Analyst - convenience, IGD

    Tim Billson (speaking at Manchester, Dublin and Birmingham)

    Tim Billson joined the retail team in 2015, heading up IGD’s research into the convenience channel. He tracks the growth of the UK market as well as innovations in global small store retailing. Through briefings and reports, Tim delivers insights to retailers and suppliers to help them grow in the channel. Prior to IGD, Tim worked as an account manager across numerous convenience retailers for both PepsiCo and Mondelez. He has a first-class degree in chemistry from the University of Hull.
    IGD Chris Kirkland (speaking at Leeds, London and Birmingham)
    Senior Retail Analyst, IGD

    Chris Kirkland (speaking at Leeds, London and Birmingham)

    Chris joined the retail team in 2015 and jointly conducts IGD's research and coverage on the UK multiples, focusing on the strategies being used to meet changing consumer needs. Chris delivers a mixture of research outputs for IGD’s Retail Analysis service; using reporting, briefings and customised work to help retailers and suppliers adapt and grow. Chris joins from AC Nielsen and brings six years of consumer insight experience across media and grocery retail. He holds a BA combined honours degree in French and German from the University of Bristol.
    IGD James Walton (speaking at Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, London and Uxbridge)
    Chief Economist, IGD

    James Walton (speaking at Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, London and Uxbridge)

    James’ role at IGD is to help businesses anticipate and cope with the economic, geo-political, social and environmental factors they face. Having joined almost 16 years ago, James has been IGD’s chief economist since 2004. He regularly speaks at international conferences and gives media interviews on the issues and trends affecting the consumer goods industry. James works with clients across the supply chain as well as government departments and NGOs and is available for customised presentations and boardroom briefings.
    IGD Toby Pickard (speaking at Birmingham)
    Senior Innovations and Trends Analyst, IGD

    Toby Pickard (speaking at Birmingham)

    Toby Pickard is IGD’s senior analyst specialising in innovations and trends, and the impact they could have on retailers, suppliers and shoppers. Toby supports IGD’s channel events, research and training programmes. His work focuses on innovations, digital insights, sustainability strategies and macro trends within the food and grocery sector to create strategic insights for industry. He has been commissioned to deliver presentations and training to major companies within the sector, and he has developed and project managed a number of conferences for IGD and industry. Toby joined IGD in 2007. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Leeds, UK.
  • 8:30pm

    Masterclass closes

    Session presentations will finish at approximately 8:30pm

Programme: Manchester

  • 4:00pm

    Registration, networking and refreshments

    Registration is open from 4:00pm, and delegates are encouraged to arrive promptly to take advantage of refreshments and networking with other delegates. Please collect your badge from the registration desk where someone will direct you to the refreshment area.

    There is 30 minutes networking time before all Leading Edge evening masterclasses, between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. During this time you are encouraged to speak with your fellow delegates if you wish.

  • 4:30pm

    Main presentation

    Events always include an opportunity for interacting with other members, for example carrying out activities in small groups or taking part in a quiz, however some are more interactive than others.

    Our special guest speakers for this masterclass series are James Walton, Tim Billson and Chris Kirkland, all from IGD.

    IGD Tim Billson (speaking at Manchester, Dublin and Birmingham)
    Senior Retail Analyst - convenience, IGD

    Tim Billson (speaking at Manchester, Dublin and Birmingham)

    Tim Billson joined the retail team in 2015, heading up IGD’s research into the convenience channel. He tracks the growth of the UK market as well as innovations in global small store retailing. Through briefings and reports, Tim delivers insights to retailers and suppliers to help them grow in the channel. Prior to IGD, Tim worked as an account manager across numerous convenience retailers for both PepsiCo and Mondelez. He has a first-class degree in chemistry from the University of Hull.
    IGD Chris Kirkland (speaking at Leeds, London and Birmingham)
    Senior Retail Analyst, IGD

    Chris Kirkland (speaking at Leeds, London and Birmingham)

    Chris joined the retail team in 2015 and jointly conducts IGD's research and coverage on the UK multiples, focusing on the strategies being used to meet changing consumer needs. Chris delivers a mixture of research outputs for IGD’s Retail Analysis service; using reporting, briefings and customised work to help retailers and suppliers adapt and grow. Chris joins from AC Nielsen and brings six years of consumer insight experience across media and grocery retail. He holds a BA combined honours degree in French and German from the University of Bristol.
    IGD James Walton (speaking at Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, London and Uxbridge)
    Chief Economist, IGD

    James Walton (speaking at Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, London and Uxbridge)

    James’ role at IGD is to help businesses anticipate and cope with the economic, geo-political, social and environmental factors they face. Having joined almost 16 years ago, James has been IGD’s chief economist since 2004. He regularly speaks at international conferences and gives media interviews on the issues and trends affecting the consumer goods industry. James works with clients across the supply chain as well as government departments and NGOs and is available for customised presentations and boardroom briefings.
    IGD Toby Pickard (speaking at Birmingham)
    Senior Innovations and Trends Analyst, IGD

    Toby Pickard (speaking at Birmingham)

    Toby Pickard is IGD’s senior analyst specialising in innovations and trends, and the impact they could have on retailers, suppliers and shoppers. Toby supports IGD’s channel events, research and training programmes. His work focuses on innovations, digital insights, sustainability strategies and macro trends within the food and grocery sector to create strategic insights for industry. He has been commissioned to deliver presentations and training to major companies within the sector, and he has developed and project managed a number of conferences for IGD and industry. Toby joined IGD in 2007. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Leeds, UK.
  • 6:30pm

    Masterclass closes

    Session presentations will finish at approximately 6:30pm

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